Archive: Sep 2012

This Week in Food Freedom: Junk Biotech Science, Organic Food as a Substitute Religion, and More

The mainstream scientific community delivered swift blowback to an activist study claiming biotech crops cause cancer. McGill University’s Joe Schwarcz, whom we know has little time for…
Posted September 28, 2012 at 3:33 pm

Debating PCRM Isn’t a Fair Fight

We’ve followed the phony milk debate that anti-dairy activists at the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) are trying to reboot in the mainstream media. Meanwhile, another…
Posted September 27, 2012 at 4:07 pm

School Lunches and a Lesson

For a long time, we have cautioned that population-level policymaking can lead to unintended consequences and that students’ tastes are picky and that school lunches need to take…
Posted September 26, 2012 at 4:09 pm

Pesticides Are Pesticides, Even if They’re “Organic”

After the recent Stanford analysis finding that organic foods are not more nutritious than “conventional” foods, the refrain from the organic crowd was cliché. The real benefits of…
Posted September 25, 2012 at 3:57 pm

New Study Predicts Life Expectancies Will Be Longer in 2040

A favorite the-sky-is-falling claim of anti-food crusaders like Twinkie tax godfather Kelly Brownell and David Ludwig is, “Children will have a shorter life expectancy than their parents.” We have…
Posted September 24, 2012 at 4:32 pm

Cheese Curls: Not The New Meth

The New York Times’ health blog today proposes a question that Center for Science in the Public Interest president Michael Jacobson, America’s top food cop, recently…
Posted September 21, 2012 at 4:28 pm

Food Police Try Step Three: The Legal Rainmaker

“Legislation today, litigation tomorrow,” we wrote all the way back in 2003. We (unfortunately) were right. Although everyone seems to know at least one starving law student,…
Posted September 20, 2012 at 2:03 pm

Faux Debate on Milk Repackaged, Still Spoiled

It’s been almost two decades since Neal Barnard, president of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM), told us that giving kids meat and milk “is…
Posted September 19, 2012 at 1:35 pm

Scary Statistic Alert: Will Half of Americans Be Obese By 2030?

The Trust for America’s Health (TFAH) released its annual “F as in Fat” report on obesity today, and it now comes with predictions of what obesity rates will look like…
Posted September 18, 2012 at 4:33 pm

Anti-Biotechnology Rhetoric Withers on the Vine

We’ve looked before at California’s ballot initiative to require that foods produced using biotechnology be labeled (and that labeling be enforced by the trial bar), and it’s in the news…
Posted September 18, 2012 at 10:28 am